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Hello, everybody. This is Dr. Tyna Moore, and this is officially my first radio show with you. This is Pain Free and Strong Radio. I’m sitting here, beautiful sunny day in Portland, Oregon. And today, I don’t have a guest. What I wanted to do was just give you guys an idea of what you can expect from this show. I’m gonna be here every week at 10 AM on Friday, and I’ve got a whole lineup of exciting people to interview and exciting topics to cover.
But today, I just wanted to tell you a little bit about myself, and tell you a little bit about what you can expect if you go ahead and tune into this. We’re gonna be broadcasting this show a couple times during the week, but the main live show’s gonna be 10AM on Fridays.
If you haven’t been introduced to me yet, you haven’t come upon me on the internet, I’ve got a lot of content out there. I’m kind of known as the strength training naturopath. I love strength training. I love strength and conditioning. That’s probably my first true passion, is lifting weights. And I came to it through a very coursive action, through my naturopathic training. And I’ll tell you about how I got there today, so you can hear that story and see if that’s interesting to you.
I know it’s been inspiring for a lot of people, and a lot of women in particular. That’s kind of my goal in life, is really to get every woman deadlifting, and get every woman strong. I think every woman has an internal strength that is both mental and physical, and I think that it’s often dismissed in today’s society as far as fitness goes. My goal really is to help woman embody that and experience that, along with all the other things they like to do in health and fitness.
The other thing that I am madly in love with is what I do in practice every day, and that is regenerative injection therapies. What does that mean? Well, I do a specialization of treatment called regenerative injection therapies. This was handed down to me by my mentor, who was a headliner in the naturopathic profession. He brought prolotherapy, which is one form of regenerative injection therapies, to naturopathic medicine some 30 years ago. And I was lucky enough to become his receptionist in the late 90s; his name was Rick Marinelli, and I’m gonna talk about him probably repeatedly on this show because he was a really important person in our profession, and an important doctor. Quite a Jedi, and he passed away in 2013. I talk about him a lot, because I carry his legacy.
Anyway, prolotherapy is a very simple concept. It’s a regenerative injection therapy. It’s not very well known, although it has been offered all over the world since the 1930s and probably before that, even. It’s the idea that you inject a slightly irritating substance into ligaments, tendons, and joints, and the body, being as brilliant as it is, and responsive as it is, goes ahead and responds to that irritant, that mild irritant, and it ignites an inflammatory cascade that’s hopefully controlled, and you go ahead and heal the area.
The body knows what to do. The body knows. It’s kind of like when you sprain an ankle, and you’ve created an inflammatory response, and the body goes ahead and heals you up. That’s what prolotherapy does.
It’s really exciting, it’s very simple. I’m excited to have a platform to talk about it, because a lot of people don’t know about it, and a lot of people are not aware that it’s an option for them and that it’s available, potentially in their area. Hoping to have the premier prolotherapist in the world on this show, and interview them in the coming months, because there’s so much great information out there. And I certainly don’t want to be the only voice speaking about it.
That treatment grows up a little bit into platelet-rich plasma, which you may have heard about. A lot of the athletes are doing it, it’s gaining force in the orthopedic community. It’s been around for quite some time as well, not nearly as long as prolotherapy. But it’s the idea that your platelets, which are these little tiny cells in your blood that clot, and all we used to think they did was clot you. They clotted when you cut yourself, and they helped you heal. Turns out they have growth factors, interestingly. So taking these growth factors out of the blood, concentrating them down, and injecting them into these degenerated joints and degenerated ligaments and tendons, and these areas of high pain, can create a very robust healing response and a very robust regeneration of tissues. It can even regenerate cartilage that’s been worn out, or dinged up. Really exciting stuff.
And then on top of that, I think the last frontier that we’ve got access to in my community of regenerative medicine, is stem cell therapy. While I do a little bit of that in practice, and I’ve done enough cases to feel very confident in it, in talking about it and performing it, I have friends and colleagues who are the masters of stem cell therapy, and so we’re gonna have those people on too throughout the year, and talking to them, because that’s really what their whole practice is. And getting the experts to chime in on what’s considered legal, what’s considered safe, what’s effective, what price points are, where can you access these treatments, et cetera. Really excited to have a platform to speak on that too.
Some more information about me. So back to the strength training, how does this tie in? Well, strength training, interestingly, is … I just recently released an article in a naturopathic medical journal, and I’ll link to that at some point when we get into a larger conversation about it. Strength training is … it’s so many things, but most importantly how it ties into what I do clinically is that, when we’re talking about prolotherapy or regenerative injection therapies, we’re talking about treating the areas that connect the bone. That’s where a lot of pain is generated, is where ligaments and tendons are connected to bone. It’s called the enthesis, and that area tends to get frayed over time. It tends to get degenerated over time, and it hurts quite a bit. When we go in and treat with these treatments, that’s where my focus is of treatment. It’s right where that ligament or tendon meets bone, called the enthesis point.
Interestingly, when you lift weights, you are creating micro tears on that region, little safe micro tears, hopefully, if you’re not overdoing it, if you’re doing it in a smart and intelligent way. Under the guidance of a good coach, I think is always important.
When you’re creating these little micro tears at the enthesis point, with your strength training, because you’re contracting the muscle under force, you’re basically doing prolotherapy to yourself. You’re doing the same kind of treatment to yourself on a minor scale that I do in treatment in clinic with a needle and syringe. Strength training’s really important for that matter. It keeps you connected. It keeps you put together, and it keeps everything tight. And that’s important because things like to rip off as you age.
Let’s see. What else did I want … and the other important part about strength training is that your muscles, and we’re gonna talk about this on the show as well as time moves forward. I have a whole episode planned on just what your muscles do for you, as an organ system.
Your muscles are actually an organ system, so they are a unique organ system. Just like your heart, your cardiovascular system, just like your kidneys, or your liver, or your pancreas, your muscles are actually an organ system, and they’re often just treated as a structural component of your body. Like, oh, my muscles hold me up, and my muscles make me look nice. That’s not to it. There’s so much more to it. So we’re gonna talk about that on the show.
I have a whole episode planned on just talking about muscle as medicine, and how building lean skeleton muscle mass can really improve your overall health in a myriad of ways. I’ve got a lot of content on my website about this, different interviews that I’ve done that you can listen in on. Go ahead and head over there at any point, it’s www.drtyna.com, and I’ve got a lot of content there that you can hear about that, see if you wanna come back and listen to the radio show on that.
The other important part about strength training is the mental component and mindset. I talk a lot about pain, and that’s my whole practice. Interestingly, I never thought I’d find myself dealing with pain all day, but I personally have had my own journey with chronic pain. Again, never something I ever thought would be an affliction of mine, but it is. I suffer with chronic pain, a lot of people don’t know that. And it’s something that I contend with daily.
When pain becomes hardwired into your brain, you end up living with chronic pain. There are ways out of that, and there are ways to modulate that. While I don’t believe that everybody can be completely pain free, I think that we can work on not allowing that pain to hardwire in, and we can also work on backing ourselves out of that hole.
I have done it personally, it’s been a long journey of mine, and it’s been something that has become the focus of my practice and my whole online world, my whole online presence revolves around helping people with pain. I get emails every single day from people all over the world talking to me about their pain, or thanking me for something they heard that was helpful to them. I really try to bring common sense. What I do is the clinical application of common sense, so really bringing common sense to people and helping them understand: what is your pain, how does it work, what does it have to do with your brain, why is it not always just in the tissues that hurt, how is your pain systemic, often a systemic … there’s this systemic driver. How to find the pain generators and how to have them treated effectively.
I’m gonna bring on guests where we talk about all kinds of different treatment modalities, and what they mean, and bring on the experts. I’m certainly not an expert in all modalities. I have a good understanding of many of them, but there’s so many great ones out there that I don’t understand, or I haven’t had time to research, or deeply research. But I know people who do, so bringing in experts who can talk about that and really help you understand why you hurt, what can you do about it, and how to empower yourself. Because I think the biggest thing that I felt with pain, and I’m sure you have too if you have suffered with it at all for even a short amount of time, is the feeling of helplessness and fear. That’s the biggest component is, you hurt yourself and you become afraid. There’s that immediate pain panic, I call it. And I have a blog post I’ve written about it, even.
The pain panic is sometimes so severe that you’re just caught up in it. I’ve seen this with just about any patient I’ve treated who has either suffered with chronic pain, or is dealing with an acute issue, meaning it’s just happened. There’s always this sort of fear that lingers around it, and that fear is the “oh my God, is this gonna last forever.”
So we’re gonna talk about that too, and hopefully really dive deep into that issue and talk about the different components of what that means, and how to not let that derail you, because it’s a really terrible place to live and I’ve lived in it, and it ruins people. It ruins families. It ruins relationships. When the mother or the female of the household is in chronic pain, and if there’s children, husbands, partners involved, it can be really devastating in particular.
I think that’s an important topic that nobody’s talking about, is what does it mean when the primary caregiver, the emotional component of the house … women are different than men, and whether it’s a male/female relationships or female/female relationships, is somewhat irrelevant. Women have particular hormones that need to be set off to be healthy, and those hormones get derailed. And how we are as women, how we process emotions, how we process pain, how we process different things, is very reliant on those hormones, and those hormones are affected by pain.
That’s gonna be an important topic to cover, and I think something that many of you will find interesting and helpful.
And then going back to mindset, there’s just a huge piece of that when it comes to, shoot, just getting through your day, I suppose. But really, succeeding in life, succeeding professionally, succeeding emotionally, succeeding in managing or overcoming chronic pain, or injuries, or any kind of hurdle.
I think mindset’s the most important piece, and so touching on mindset, talking about and interviewing different people who are experts on the subject. How to get a hold of your emotions and up level your emotional intelligence, and learn how to step into your power, learn how to own it, learn how to control it. What does it mean when you derail out of it, which happens to all of us. It’s happened to me consistently. Everybody walks around saying “oh my gosh, you’re on top of the world, you’re doing great things, and how do you do it all?” And I’m over here sometimes thinking, “Shoot, I can barely get out of bed today, I’m so tired.”
We all suffer from it. No one’s a superhero, and even superheroes fall sometimes. Talking about that, and I’ve got some great guests lined up to address that issue, because I think that translates into just about everything.
It translates into what kind of parent we are, what kind of partner we are, what kind of employer or employee we are, what kind of entrepreneur or physician. Which leads me to another topic that I think is so critically important: physician burnout, and what it means to be a physician in today’s medical world.
The different types of physicians that there are, and what you can expect from each one based on what their paradigm is, how they were trained. We’ve all been trained differently, that doesn’t mean anyone’s wrong. It doesn’t mean anybody’s better than another, it just means we’re all trained differently. We all have a different hammer, and each physician type sort of has a paradigm. Each school that a physician was trained out of has a little bit different paradigm.
Getting into that, I think is an important subject, and then talking … for physicians, I wanna represent and be an advocate for physicians as well, particularly holistic or functional medicine, or naturopathic physicians, chiropractors. I’m a naturopath and chiropractor myself.
I think it’s so critically important to address what we’re dealing with as physicians, and the population at large, and the kind of patients we’re seeing, and how that can be sometimes frustrating and difficult, because today’s world is not … today’s health, the current health status today is not what it was ten years ago when I got out of school, to be quite honest.
So what does that look like, and how do we help those patients? Specifically, some big topics are the current obesity epidemic. Diabetes is rampant. Inflammation, chronic inflammation that comes from blood sugar dysregulation. Why do people gain weight? Why do people hold onto their weight? Why does fat like to accumulate on the body? We can call that adipose cells, we can call it fat, we can call it whatever you want. But why is it happening at such an epidemic rate?
There are reasons for this, and although it always ties back into pain, for me, because that’s what I see, right, in my practice, not every person who has adipose tissue, excess adipose tissue has pain. But what is the process, what are the implications, and then why does this fat wanna stick around? Why is it so hard to lose sometimes? And what can you do about it? I think that’s a huge topic. I don’t have any fear about talking about it. I always come with an intention of love and help, and I’m certainly not judging. But it’s something that I think needs to be talked about, and addressed.
We’ll dive into that as well, and I’ve got certain guests who’ve been on their own weight loss journey. I’ve got experts in the area. I think, you know, hearing it from the horse’s mouth is probably the best thing you can do, and then figuring out what are the tools that have been shown to be the most successful, and you’ll be surprised. It’s not what you think. It’s not the exercise more, and eat less model. That’s a bunch of BS.
There are components to that, that are somewhat truthful, but really that’s not how it works. Taking a deep dive into metabolism, taking a deep dive into emotional components of it. Taking a deep dive into what is it really gonna take if somebody wants to reverse that process, and overcome that hurdle. And how does that look, what’s that timeframe look like? What’s reality on it?
This whole quick fix nonsense we’ve gotten wrapped up in as a society is just ridiculous. There’s more money spent on people trying to lose weight and get fit, quote-unquote “fit,” that it’s heartbreaking. We’re not winning. We’re certainly not winning, and the children aren’t winning either. There’s a huge obesity epidemic amongst youth and children, and that’s translating into some very, very distraught teenagers. So what does that all look like?
I certainly don’t have all the answers. I know people who have some answers. I know some people who have some great answers. I know what the science says, and I hope to bring all of that information to you and really take a deep dive into that, field questions and try to just get down to some root cause issues.
Because truly, as a naturopathic physician, that’s what I do. It’s root cause medicine. I’m trying to find the root cause as to why somebody’s presenting with pain, why is somebody presenting with issues that they’re not able to get over by themselves, what is the root cause. What is the root pain generator, what is the root … which is always multifactorial.
All of this is multifactorial. So diving into all those multifactorial assets and seeing how can I bring information to you that’s helpful, that’s usable, that’s digestible. I don’t try to speak in big doctor terms. I try to bring it in a way that anybody can understand it, and give you guys content and information that is handy, and usable today.
And that takes me back to fitness, and what people think is adequate fitness. I know there’s a lot of opinions out there. Some people will say fitness is … the best exercise per person is the exercise they’ll do. I think that’s a nice way to think about it. And then there’s the science behind it, which also says that there are certain things that actually have a more significant impact on body composition in a more effective manner.
So basically, the most bang for your buck. What is the shortest amount of time that I can spend in the gym and get the most effective and healthy bang for my buck, as far as my body composition goes. That’s what I want to talk with you guys about. That’s really my passion, and that ties back into everything I just mentioned. I think that’s kind of at the pinnacle of it.
It’s important to note that yeah, there are fun exercises, and there’s a lot of things people like to do that makes them happy and keeps them moving, and that’s awesome. And I’m all for it. I’m not against any specific type of exercise, unless it’s gonna hurt them.
But there’s other factors to consider that nobody talks about, which is your hormones, and how do your hormones affect your exercise output, and the gains that you make from that? And how does your exercise affect your hormones, and what is that doing to you throughout the day? How is the way that you exercise either tonifying or disintegrating your hormonal status? How does your immune system play in? How does your immune system respond to the exercise that you’re performing, or how does the exercise you’re performing impact your immune system?
All of these things tie together. The gut’s involved, your sleep is involved, your libido’s involved. All of these things come into play, and I think it’s worth talking about. I think that this is a great platform for that, and I want people to hear at least what I believe to be the truth, and at least start an intelligent conversation about it, and get some experts on here who can clarify some myths, and bring some facts to the table.
I’m not just trying to promote my one side, which I really believe strength training is the anti-aging solution. But there’s more to it.
Talking about different types of exercise that people really love, like yoga and Pilates, and barre and Zumba, and all these things that people seem to radiate to. Obviously they’re getting results, or they wouldn’t keep coming back for it. But how does that play in? How can that be used adjunctively, meaning in addition to, and not every body is different. Every person has a different body, and every body has a different hormonal component makeup to it. Not every diet is appropriate for a person. That is so individual, and something that people really need to experiment with for themselves, but where do you start?
You log into the internet, and there’s all of this information’s out there, to be totally honest. The information that we used to covet and hold secret as naturopaths, that we would only share with our patients, that I learned in school, is now all over the internet. But there are a lot of people who are claiming to be self-proclaimed experts on the topic, and they do know quite a bit about one thing. But they know the tip of the iceberg, and there’s this whole iceberg underneath.
So how can I share information with you that’s helpful? Who can I get on to talk about it? That’s really what I’m here for. I wanna dispel as many myths as I can, and bring you guys some good hard truths, and some good hard facts about different subjects like ketosis. That’s a big buzz right now, and it’s a wonderful, wonderful way to eat if it’s the right person and you’re doing it correctly and your hormones are set up for it.
Getting into that, taking deep dive into different paleo diets and anti-inflammatory diets, and vegan and plant-based diets. What are the benefits and drawbacks of those types of things?
Those are all topics that I think are important, and I have really tried in the last few years as a physician, especially to just set my ego aside and look at the facts, and at least bring you guys information. Whether or not I agree with it is kind of irrelevant. I just wanna bring the content out there, so that people can hear it from the horse’s mouth, and grab people in the industry that are the top of their game, and experts in the field and bring them to give you guys information that you may or may not have access to anywhere else.
What else did I wanna share with you today?
Oh, all of this ties into one big subject, which is stem cells. Not so much applying stem cells to the body, like I do in practice, in an injection form for orthopedic regeneration, but really what are your stem cells that are naturally occurring in your body, how do they work, what are the best things that you can do on a daily basis to optimize them, what are mitochondria and how do they work. Those are big topics that I wanna speak on in the coming months.
I think that people don’t quite understand it. It can be very science-y, and it can be very complicated sounding, but it really is quite simple. We live our life certain ways, and the way that we live our lives actually helps optimize our stem cells that we have naturally occurring, or it sort of kills them off.
A big thing … I am a huge proponent of the fact that the treatments that I offer in my clinic, I’m very picky about who I’ll see as a patient because I truly believe that your ability to cell signal is what actually allows these treatments to work.
Meaning, if a patient or a person sitting in front of me is not particularly healthy, their body will not respond to the treatment nearly as well as someone who is very healthy. So how can we optimize the person’s tissues? How can we optimize their stem cells naturally? How do we optimize their growth factors naturally before we apply these treatments? These are cash treatments, they vary in price depending on where you go. I feel like my prices are very affordable, but there are some places that are way out of control, and people are spending money in clinics every day on these treatments all over the world.
And how do you really optimize yourself to prepare your body for these treatments, so that you can get the most bang for your buck? Because walking in on a diet of Gatorade – I’m sorry, you know, like Mountain Dew, or Gatorade to be honest – fast food and no exercise, your cells really are not gonna be worth much, and you’re not gonna get a very profound result from the treatment. What can you do, as an individual, to really optimize your stem cells naturally?
How do you go about finding a good practitioner? I’m really passionate about that subject. I feel like sometimes these treatments are applied … I think it’s almost unethical to treat somebody that is unhealthy and is not of sound body, and charge them cash for a very expensive procedure. That probably won’t work nearly as well as if the person had been optimized and gotten prepped, and that prep work is on the individual. It’s not the doctor’s responsibility, but I do think having that information in your hand is important, and I wanna talk … I have programs online that I have for sale that help you do just that, but I also wanna talk about it, and I wanna bring that to you on this platform, and really start a conversation about what is ideal health? What are ideal optimized tissues? And who responds best, and how can we predict that as regenerative medicine practitioners?
I can almost look at somebody and say “Yes, no, yes, no,” just by their paperwork, almost. Certainly by having a look at them, and then absolutely by putting my hands on them. I can tell with 90-some percent certainty who’s gonna respond, and how well they’re gonna respond, and I’m usually pretty spot-on.
Some conditions, or things like having cortisone injections, or having had surgery, or having had radioablation to a nerve, those things all change the game, and it gives us a different set of rules. But I can still help that patient optimize themselves, and I want this radio show to be a platform for that, because I think it’s too hard to continue to talk to patients one on one on one.
There’s not enough time in the day. And if we can get that content out to you guys here, then I’m stoked, because that’s really what it’s about. Even if you never received regenerative injection treatment, you will be doing everything you can to keep what stem cells you have working, because the only way to not age rapidly is to have adequate and healthy stem cells.
You don’t want to have stem cells that are dying. You don’t wanna have mitochondria that are dying. I think that most people who are eating the standard American diet, we call it the SAD diet. The standard American diet really is, it’s pretty sad. It’s pretty terrible, what people consider food anymore.
Our food supply has been fairly destroyed. Our soils have been destroyed by mono agriculture. Our plants and food sources are all being sprayed with massive amounts of pesticides. There are roundup ready crops all over the world, and there are things here that I think are worth talking about that people don’t understand. When people say GMO, or throw out the company name Monsanto, people don’t quite understand what that means. Not always.
So I think getting that conversation handled is really critical, because unless you know what you’re putting in your mouth, you’re not informed. And really, I think the only defense against the toxicity and the burden on the planet that we have right now, is what you eat. How you move, what you eat, where you choose to live. Those are all factors, and there’s only certain variables that are controllable.
So, how can you best live a clean, nontoxic life? And having experts on here that are top of the field in environmental medicine, in toxicity, and having those hard conversations, even little things that you can do around your house. Those are important topics.
How can we make our home as toxin-free as possible? It’s not hard. It’s not overwhelming, if you take it in baby steps. It’s really pretty simple in today’s … even at Walmart, there’s all kinds of nontoxic products out there now, so I think that pretty much anywhere in America, people can access a nontoxic environment to the best degree they can, if that makes sense.
I know we all live in different cities, and we all live in different kinds of housing situations, and we all live in different … some people live in a rural area, some people are in a farming and agricultural area, some people are in the city, some people are in suburban hideouts, and I think that we can all do the best we can with what we have. People can only do the best they can with their health, with the information they have. I’m hoping to bring the best information to you that I can.
And then other topics I feel really passionate about that I’m excited to hit on, that I think will be super helpful for people, are just basic stuff.
Like how do you deal with an injury, and what does that look like? What do you do in the first 24 hours after you’ve been injured? What do you do in the first 36 hours after you’ve been injured? What do you do in the first week after you’ve been injured? What do you do if you have a chronic condition, and you feel like there’s no hope and you’re scared to move that joint? You’re scared to do anything? And if you don’t know, now you do. If you don’t move a joint, it starts to degenerate much more rapidly. So people are dealing with pain and injuries, and then they are ceasing to move.
My whole job pretty much every day in my clinical setting is just to be a cheerleader, to get people back to moving. I just talk them back into moving. And what does that look like? How do you do that safely?
These are things that I think every human being needs to know. We’re mammals, and mammals need to move. And movement is medicine, and that’s probably my biggest passion. Really practical tips and tricks that you can use to get moving again, and to keep moving, and to make sure your joints don’t stiffen up and they don’t bust up, and how can you work through an injury. How can you work through a chronic issue.
And turn that dial down. I’m not trying to get everybody completely out of pain, because I don’t think that’s a realistic expectation. But I do think that we can bring it down to, turn that dial. I think of it like a big dial on a radio, on an old style radio, and just turning that dial down. What are some things we can do to turn it down? And if you do enough of those things, eventually you’ll get that dial down to a level that is tolerable to live with. And that’s really the goal, right? Is just bringing it to a level where it doesn’t control you, you control it.
So when I get hurt now, or my chronic pain acts up, I have my X, Y, and Z go-to, and I have a pretty great idea of what I can do in the next 24 hours to turn that dial down, and to get myself to a place where it’s not controlling me, and it’s not completely crippling me, I’m controlling it. And am I always successful? No. But I do have a good ratio, and I get it handled pretty well.
So I wanna share all that with you guys, and talk to different experts in the field about what they do. And some of these people have books, and some of these people have free content online, and some of these people have paid-for programs, but either way, I really believe the internet is a fascinating avenue to get this information out and there are … you just need to know where to start. And I hope I can bring that to you, and I hope I can bring a good starting point. Maybe it’s not your song and dance, but maybe the next week will be.
I’m really open to any and all ideas. I’m excited to have different guests on here that have different backgrounds, and I’m sure that one of them will jive with you.
The other thing to consider is just the seasons, and how health changes seasonally, and how different health tips and tricks are gonna change seasonally. So how you endure the winter is different from how you endure the summer.
Different conditions respond differently in different seasons and different temperatures. Different injuries are more prone to happen. Right now I’ve had a whole slew of patients who I’ve treated and … a lot of men, actually, that I treated. Male patients. And I’ve ended up treating knees and backs, lots of knees and backs, and hips. So funny, they all were doing great, and then we check on them at the five week mark and somehow there’s been some big yard, or tree … something, some yard work episode, and that set them back. I see that a lot.
I’ll treat a knee or a hip or a back with prolotherapy, or PRP. Usually these are chronic in these guys, because I’d say most of my patients are baby boomers. Or they’re my age, I’m in my forties. They’ll be people that are active in their forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties. I treat people up into their nineties. I keep little ninety year old ladies going.
Always, in the past few weeks here, we’ve had kind of a crazy Pacific Northwest season of winter. It was a really cold and wet winter, and it turned into a really interesting spring, and we’ll get a few hot days, and then we’ll get a lot of rain. So you can imagine the shrubs and the grass. Everything’s going crazy. So one day your yard has been mowed and it’s flat, and two days later it’s like a jungle.
In every case, these people were set back by their yard work. I was teasing one of my patients yesterday because I was like, “you were one of them. You had some tree or something.” A tree fell with one patient, he had to chop it up, and on and on.
So this is real life, right? This is real life. They’ve spent money and time to have these treatments done, and then they have to go deal with real life, which is take care of their house and help their family, and women do it too, of course. Lots of women have been doing yard work out there. This nice little old lady came in the other day. She was doing yard work, and she pulled her back again. I fixed her up and sent her on her way, so she could do more yard work. Lots of gardening. Not injuries, but just overused stuff. I saw that yesterday too, with some ladies that I was treating.
Anyway, it’s real life stuff. So what do you do? And what would I tell my patients? How do I help my patients? How do I help you guys? How do I get that information to you?
Really practical stuff, and again, I know great practitioners who have even more information to share on the subject. Really hoping to get my friends and my colleagues and my network on here for some great interviews, to give you guys … how do you live your life and not suffer from chronic pain? Or how do you live your life and not get hurt? Those are all important subjects.
And then, what do you do per season? So as you can imagine in the winter, I see a lot of skiing injuries. I see a lot of outdoor-type winter injuries. In the summer I see running injuries, overuse injuries, gardening injuries. And then what’s really important, and I won’t go too far into it now, but how do your hormones shift during the season? That’s a big one.
People don’t realize that if they have thyroid issues, what does that look like from season to season? I know personally as somebody who suffers with Hashimoto’s and thyroid issues. That changes quite a bit during the seasons. And when I was a younger person, and I knew nothing about any of this, I would have such severe thyroid swings that I would go hyperthyroid, and then severely hypothyroid based on the seasons. I could almost predict with certainty if I was … in the spring, I would go hyperthyroid, I would lose a ton of weight. And then come late summer, I would go hypothyroid. It would go low, and I’d gain a ton of weight. I would swing from a size four to a size ten in my closet. And I didn’t know what the heck was going on.
Learning about that, I think, is important. There’s not a lot of hard and fast science on all of this, but there’s a lot of empirical evidence and there’s a lot of clinical evidence, I think is sorely underrated. When you look at evidence, what’s evidence based medicine really mean?
A huge component of it that’s totally discounted is the clinical setting. So, clinical evidence on what doctors are experiencing in their practice, with their patients, and particularly doctors who have been in practice for a long time.
This is very notable content that should be discussed, and suddenly evidence based medicine has turned into this, “Well, is there a study on it.” And, you know what, I say “phooey” on the studies, because we know that, yeah, studies are important, and yeah, well conducted studies are really great. However, there’s a lot of BS studies, and a lot of nonsense, and the medical journals are skewed. They will purposely cover up – and this is not me making it up, there’s evidence to show this – they will purposely cover up studies that don’t support what their platform is.
You know, relying just on studies, I think it’s a bunch of nonsense, but getting really good practitioners, with a lot of clinical experience on here, and talking, and being candid, and saying it how it is, which is really my style. I don’t hold back, there’s no BS. People get referred to me specifically because of that. There’s no BS. I won’t BS somebody. I won’t treat them, or BS them into thinking I can help them if I can’t, and just keeping it real there.
I think that those are important conversations to have about all of this, whether it’s what we’re seeing empirically, what we’re seeing clinically, what we’re seeing … what are the studies saying? And there are people that really dive deep into the studies, and have that stuff dialed. Talking to them, I think, is important, too. They’ll tell you what’s … what are the studies showing all over the world?
Some people, that’s what they follow. That’s their superpower, is dissecting studies down from all over the world, and really telling you, breaking it down into normal people language. What does that mean, and how does that look? Those are things … topics I wanna cover, as well.
Then I wanna hear from you guys about what you wanna hear. So if there’s anyone listening right now, I’m gonna go ahead and open up the show to anybody who wants to call in. The phone number is 844-390-8255, and if anybody wants to call, then you can go ahead and call me up, and I’ll answer whatever questions.
I wanna hear from you in the comments, as well, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Would love to hear what questions you guys wanna hear on the radio show, and what topics I can bring up. If there’s any particular people you wanna hear me interview, I really have no fear, I’ll reach out to anyone. If they’ll have me, I’m sure a lot of people, you know, will say yes. So why not try?
If there’s any authors that you like, anyone you’ve heard me interview with in the past. Anything you’ve heard me talk about on my stuff on the internet that you thought was great, go ahead and comment or email me, and let me know. I will be sure to bring a little more information to that, ’cause sometimes we only get 20 or 30 minutes to talk about something – but now we have an hour for episodes.
Not sure if there’s any callers. If there are, go ahead and call in, and we can … I’ll just keep going. If you guys end up having any questions, we’re live right now.
We only have a few minutes left. What are some other things I wanna address? Well, some of my other favorite things, if you know me personally … so clinically, yes, I love regenerative medicine, and I love strengthening and conditioning, but I also love those things personally. More personally, I love my dogs. I’m a huge animal fanatic.
I’m a huge animal fanatic, my first love was animal behaviorism, and I wanted to be a marine biologist. That was my first goal. I figured I would be … I wanted to be a physician, and then I switched lanes into marine biology, and then I went back to physician. I was a really sick little kid. Really, really sick little kid, and my dogs, and my animals and pets and nature were really the things that kept me sane.
I’ll probably talk about that a lot, and you’ll get to know my dogs very well. I love them. I think canine therapy is huge, I have friends that are horse owners, and they’re big into equine therapy, and they’re physicians as well, so I’m gonna have them on to talk about that, because I think learning about how … the symbiotic relationship we have with animals, how critical that is.
I think a lot of people discount it, and I think that, as a species, we’re really in a lot of trouble if we don’t consider how important our relationship is with, not just nature, not just the trees and the mountains and being outside, but animals. Animals are our first connection, they’re our first degree of connection to the earth, and then mammals in particular. I think that it’s really tragic, what we’re losing with that.
Talking about that, and talking … it’s not just about our pets, it’s about how we respect other creatures, and what does that have to do with medicine? And, actually it has a lot to do with medicine. Those are topics that I’m gonna talk about.
I love the sun. I’m a huge fan of the sun, and healthy and proper sun exposure. I think that’s an important topic that’s been totally dismissed, and we’re starting to hear about it a little bit. Some studies are coming up showing, actually, that I was right. If you get adequate sun exposure throughout your life, you’re far more inclined to live longer and healthier.
Why is that? How is that? What do sun blocks have to do with it? How are most commercial sun blocks super poisonous, and why? What’s the mechanism of that? You know, it’s completely contrary to what we’ve been fed. We’ve been fed all of this jargon about, “cover up, stay out of the sun, slather on these chemical sunscreens,” and nobody’s asking why, or what it does to you.
I’ve got experts lined up to talk about that, as well, and I have a lot of information I can share on it. I think it’s critical to address it, because people are under-sunning, and they are Vitamin D deficient, but Vitamin D is not the only thing you get from the sun. I think that’s another topic that needs to be breached.
And then just community. What does community look like for people? What does community have to do with health? How does religion tie in? I’m not a terribly religious person, but how does religion and community tie into people having optimal health? What does isolation do? What does social isolation do to you? How detrimental to your health is it, to be alone?
We as a society have gotten really isolated, especially young people. People are not playing with each other in groups anymore. Teenagers are sitting around all staring at their cellphones, and their connection is via the internet. I’m talking to you right now, via the internet.
What does that mean as a whole, and what does that do to your health? Because people don’t realize, being socially isolated is just as bad for you as smoking, if not worse, and I think talking about that is critical, because there’s a lot of people sitting here right now, if they’re hearing this, sitting alone, listening, and having created a very wonderful social bubble online, but … themselves being very socially isolated. It happens, I’ve done it too.
This winter we were iced in in Portland for months, and it just kept icing and snowing, and icing and snowing, and it was really, terribly isolating. I got very good at it, but it’s not good for you. It down regulates your immune system, it up regulates your inflammatory markers.
And then also talking about relationships, and how does that affect your immune system? How does that affect your hormones? People don’t realize that healthy or toxic relationships in their life are impacting their immune system. They don’t realize that they’re suffering with chronic auto-immune disease and suffering really needlessly, and it might just be because they’re in a terrible marriage. Honestly, that’s what’s driving the ship on that inflammation, and that inflammatory cascade.
What does diet have to do with it? A lot, and I’ll talk about that, but it’s not just diet. It’s about our connections, it’s about the jobs we do, the work we go to, do we feel socially fulfilled and personally fulfilled with our work? Are we contributing to the world as a whole in the ways that we want?
You know, not everybody wants to go be a do-gooder, but some people really are driven that way. Are they having that need satisfied, and if not, that can actually tank your immune system out, or tweak it. It can really derail your hormones.
It can really have a negative impact on the hormones that you’re supposed to be making in a healthy way, for you as a man or a woman, and those are important markers. It’s important to note that certain things that women do really optimize their … as women, like, actual gender roles that women have actually up regulate certain hormones that women are needing more of.
That doesn’t mean that a woman is supposed to be having babies, and, you know, taking care of the house by any means. But ironically, those activities up regulate certain hormones like oxytocin, which up regulates estrogen, which makes them more of a healthy woman.
What does that look like, and what are those hard conversations to have? Because we’ve got gender roles set up, but we also have, you know, feminism is a real thing, and it’s important. Emasculating men in our societies have become a thing. Women are expected to be everything, all the time, super career woman, super mom, super partner. What is that doing to our hormones, because we’re not able to actually have the activities in our day that would normally up regulate a healthy hormonal milieu.
Having those hard conversations, I think, is important. For men as well, men are … ideally, to up regulate testosterone that men need, they need to do X, Y, and Z, and a lot of men are not doing that, or they’re having that role switched on them. And that’s okay, societally, but it’s not okay hormonally sometimes. What can they do to offset that?
What does birth control have to do with it? How we use contraception to mitigate … pregnancy can actually have a huge impact on how we choose our mates, and what does this have to do with community, and what does it have to do with roles that we’re taking, and … those are all topics that I wanna talk about.
Does anybody, is there anyone calling in? I would love to hear from anyone who has a phone call. Because I wanna field some questions, here. It’s my first show, so I don’t expect anyone to actually be on yet, but we’ll get there.
I’d love to grow this, if you guys want to share this out by all means, please do, or if this just leads you back to my website where you find some content that you like, and you feel like sharing, please do. I’m really trying … I’m on a mission, I really want to get the truth out there for people. I want to share this information, I want people to have a place where they can access good content about just about every subject.
I’m trying to cover all the things that I’ve seen, that are important to me in my 10 years of practice, and prior to that I spent a good 10 years with my mentor – or more, I’m sorry – with my mentor, Rick Marinelli. I was with him for almost 20 years.
I’ve been in the health industry almost my entire life, and prior to even doing it as a scholastic endeavor, I was a sick, very sick little patient. I’ve been in the system as long as I can remember, and my mom will attest to that.
I’ve been in and out of hospitals, and in and out of doctor’s offices … I was born in the mid-seventies, and I’ve seen the whole thing shift. I’ve seen doctors go from private practices that were affordable, onto the hospital based, insurance based system, and it’s been a really interesting ride, and I’ve been there for all of it, whether I was a patient or working in hospitals in college, or research institutes, or as a physician, or a physician in training, I’ve been there to see it all.
The experience I bring to this is pretty broad, and I hope to touch on all that, as well. You’ll hear my opinions come out, I’m sure, here and there, because that’s the world I’ve lived in my whole life, and I’m really excited to be here, and have a program that’s live so people can call in, and we can actually have discourse and talk about these things, because podcasts are great, but podcasts … I think, you know, they’re often pre-recorded, and then broadcast.
I’m excited to have something live broadcast, where we can have real conversations. We can’t edit it out, it’s real, it’s raw, and I can have some really compelling conversations with listeners, and as well as my guests that I’m interviewing, and have some good, deep conversations addressed, and get deep into the topics that I think are important.
Again, hearing from you. I would love to hear from you guys. What do you think is important? What do you want to hear about? What do you want me to do a radio show on? Is there anybody you want me to interview that you think would be interesting? Is there anyone that I’ve interviewed in the past that you thought was a great person that I talked to? I’ve had so many fun conversations with so many important leaders in health. I hope to have many more.
On that note, I’ll just tell you really quick, on my website, if you’re interested in getting started, I’ve got some really cool free content on there that you can delve into. If you go to www.drtyna, D-R-T-Y-N-A, .com, and you check out my website, on the first page there, if you’re interested in working with me as a patient, there is an application process.
It’s just a brief questionnaire I ask. I’ve just got to figure out … if somebody’s really not in a good state of health, it’s most important that we optimize them first. I will politely decline seeing them at the time, but I will give them, hopefully resources that are useful to them. I would love to see you as a patient, if you feel like you’re ready, and your stem cells are ready, and your health is overall in good shape, but you’ve just got a busted arm, or a busted knee, and you’d like to get out of pain. Those are the best candidates for these kinds of treatments, honestly, as long as people are eating well, and moving well, and sleeping relatively well, we can do a lot with regenerative injections.
You can check out my website there, also as a free gift there’s … if you had any questions in the past, or I’ve raised any by this topic on prolotherapy, or PRP, I’ve got a free PRP one-on-one academy. It’s right there on the front page at drtyna.com.
It’s an awesome resource. If you go ahead and share your email and your name with me, I promise I won’t use it as spam, and I will send you out, we’ll get you on our email list, and we’ll send you really great content every week. More importantly, you get my free, five page, PRP one-on-one cheat sheet.
It is literally every question I’ve had asked to me that I think is important in the past ten years. It’s the questions that come up over and over and over again. Any question you have about PRP, I encourage you … I implore you, if you’re a patient, if you’re a doctor, if you’re just somebody listening in, go ahead and download that, and get the answers to the questions, because it’s … my goal with that was to bring people in. Have patients empowered when they go into see other physicians, as well. So that they know what they can expect. I think that’s important, so people don’t just get the wool pulled over their eyes in any situation.
I know going to the doctor can be intimidating, and it can feel overwhelming, so that’s there too. And then I’ve got, under podcasts I’ve a lot of free radio – or, sorry – free interview content there, and then I’ve got some great ecourses. Some are free, and some are very low cost, but all of them are helpful, and you can check it out there.
So I hope that you’ll have a look, it’s www.drtyna.com. I’m bringing a ton of content every week on my newsletter, so sign up for it, and get on the news list there, because I’ve got videos that I … last week I sent out a great little exercise video that went viral, and it’s up to twenty-something thousand hits, and it’s just a silly little video I made on how to loosen up your lower back when you travel.
You can find that on my website, or you can – I’m sorry, on my Facebook – my Facebook is Dr. Tyna Moore. Instagram is @drtyna at-D-R-T-Y-N-A, and that’s the same as my Twitter. At-D-R-T-Y-N-A.
That’s it for me, I’ve got to wrap it up. Thank you so much, if you’ve been listening in, I hope this was helpful, and go ahead and check out my website, and we’ll see you back next week!